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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
October 30, 2014 S&P in settlement talks with regulators over mortgage securities
Inside Fidelity - Many U.S. states are pursuing similar lawsuits in their respective courts. S&P's main U.S. rivals, Moody's Corp's Moody's Investors Service and Fimalac SA's îFitch Ratingsî, do not face similar...
October 30, 2014 Fed ends bond buying, shows confidence in U.S. recoverySource: Reuters
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ended its monthly bond purchase program and dropped a characterization of U.S. labor market slack as "significant" in a show of confidence in the economy's prospects. In a statement after a...
October 30, 2014 Small tax on billionaire boom could slow rising inequality - OxfamSource: Reuters
A small tax on billionaires, whose number has doubled in recent years, would raise enough to ensure an education for every child in the world and slow the rise in inequality, a report published on Wednesday said
Research & Insights
October 29, 2014 Gender Equality Gap Greatest in Islamic Countries, Survey Shows
CNS News - As a bloc, the Muslim worldâs showing in this yearâs âGlobal Gender Gapâ report, compiled by the îWorld Economic Forumî (WEF) and released on Tuesday, is even worse than in previous...
October 21, 2014 Debris Mass in Huge Sinkhole Shows Hawaii's Tsunami Risk: StudySource: NBC News
A massive earthquake strikes Alaska’s Aleutian Chain, spawning a 30-foot-high tsunami that blasts onto Hawaii’s shore and fills a huge sinkhole with debris. Researchers sift through it 500 years later, find evidence of the...
September 17, 2014 Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in WashingtonSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital is likely to see record flooding by 2050, putting about $7 billion worth of property, three military bases and parts of the National Mall at risk as a result of climate change that is raising sea...
Commentary & Opinion
October 17, 2014 Four questions every candidate should answer on climate changeSource: The Hill
As much as I—and other climate-change-conscious-voters—would love it if this were not a pressing and potentially catastrophic issue, that’s not the case
September 29, 2014 A Treaty on Global Warming May Not Be Needed, But U.N Leadership IsSource: NY Times
When industrialized countries agreed in Kyoto in 1997 to produce 5 percent fewer greenhouse gases in 2008 to 2012 than they did in 1990, it was clear that would never lead to a stabilization of global warming, which nearly all...
September 25, 2014 UN chief calls on world leaders to find 'seeds of hope' in world seeming to fall apartSource: Fox News
The United Nations chief called for world leaders Wednesday to join an international campaign to ease the plight of nearly unprecedented numbers of refugees, the displaced and victims of violence in a world wracked by wars and...
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